To a neighborhood I sometimes stroll for fun. I always dreamed of living there.
I think if you google "Perfect place for Danielle to live," this location might just pop up. (Okay, so MAYBE google doesn't know me that well yet, but if I were famous...)
I'm going to be sharing a room for only the second time in my life (the first time being when I lived in the dorm my freshman year). It'll be a challenge, but the roommate is great and so is the room.
We're on the border of Carroll Gardens and Red Hook. It was not the apartment, or even the location, we originally planned to get when we first started moving, but the Lord closes and opens doors in perfect timing, and just as the door to the other one closed, this one opened. We like it better :)
This neighborhood has all of the cool industrial stuff, which I love (call me weird...) BUT, it's also like 3 blocks from the Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill area, which happens to be my absolute favorite part of Brooklyn. We're right be the highest subway station in NY, so every time I come home, I get a full view of the city, the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge, the Ocean, etc... It's nice!
I'm continuously amazed the the things God provides and how, even when I start to doubt myself, he finds a way to prove to me that he is behind everything and I have been making the right decisions.
This apartment is going to save me over 200 dollars/month, NOT TO MENTION, it's walking distance from work...
and we have a patio.